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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday, and Happy Easter Weekend! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:

Applicant Tracking Both Internal and External Requisitions and Applicants
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New Data: What Recruiters Get Wrong About What Candidates Want (Read @ LinkedIn)
The startling rise of generative AI (GAI) will do more than just save recruiters’ time. Hiring leader Glen Cathey believes it will lead recruiters to focus on the most human parts of their jobs — like listening to candidates, understanding what they want, and practicing empathy.

For Untapped Tech Talent, Seek Candidates Without a Degree (Read @ Indeed)
During the pandemic, Kenefra Carter lost her job as a business process manager, and as a single mother of two, she felt pressure to find something else quickly. But she was unsure about her prospects: “I don’t have a degree,” she says. “I built my career from experience.”

Pay Transparency Has Soared in the Past Three Years (Read @ SHRM)
Heightened employee expectations and new laws requiring disclosure in some parts of the country mean more employers are adding salary information to their job postings. Now, a new report shows just how much pay transparency has grown.

Over two-thirds of Gen Z are ‘nepo workers’—and men are more likely to benefit from nepotism, study shows (Read @ Fortune)
Hailey Bieber, Brooklyn Beckham and Maude Apatow have one thing in common: They’re part of Hollywood’s growing “nepo-baby” boom.

California Seeks to Ban Criminal Background Checks for Most Private Sector Employers (Read @ Littler Mendelson P.C.)
Existing California law regulates inquiries into and the use of criminal history information in hiring and personnel decisions. Existing California law also substantially impedes the ability of employers (and background check companies) to obtain such information from public records.

How to Assess If a Candidate Is Actually Motivated to Do a Great Job (Read @ LinkedIn)
I was a newbie HR rep given the responsibility to fill the receptionist role at our regional office. I worked with our facilities manager to write up the job description, source and screen candidates, interview, facilitate the hiring decision, and make the offer.

Job candidates struggle to add microcredentials to hiring platforms (Read @ HR Dive)
As employers demonstrate interest in skills-based training in addition to — or instead of — degree-only requirements on hiring applications, job candidates may face barriers to properly sharing their information for hiring teams to assess, according to a March report from Northeastern University.


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